Gothenburg politically charged Doom Metal band ABANDON's first recording session resulted in the 1998 demo 'Dark Days Ahead'. The band line-up at this juncture comprised vocalist Johan Karlsson, guitarists Ingvar Sandgren and RELEVANT FEW's Johan Nilsson, bassist Carl Linnaeus and drummer Magnus Häggman. A second demo, 'Unfinished Blasphemy' recorded in 2000, saw Dani Cosimi taking over on drums.
ABANDON's debut album, 'When It Falls Apart', arrived in December 2001, seeing the band now functioning as a quartet of Karlsson, Sandgren, Cosimi and bassist David Fredriksson. The album 'In Reality We Suffer' was first issued in September of 2004 through Black Star Foundation and limited to 500 copies. European tourdates were undertaken that October in a road alliance with Malmö's CROWPATH. Subsequently, 'In Reality We Suffer' would be picked up by Codebreaker Records for a re-release that November, with new artwork, then licensed to Earache Records for a further re-release in North America during April of 2005.
Abandon are a Sludge core band from Gothenburg/Götheborg, Sweden. The band plays a modern styled mixture of sludge/doom with a strong touch of metal combined deep oppressive and sick vocals.Their musical style varies between noise/doomcore sections in the vein of Cult Of Luna and heavy, real doom sections in the vein of Grief.
Johan Karlsson - Vocals (R.I.P, January 2009 - overdose)
Ingvar Sandgren - Guitar
David Fredriksson - Bass, Vocals
Dani Cosimi - Drums
Mehdi Vafaei - Pump Organ
Carl Linnaeus - Bass
Johan Nilsson - Guitar, Backing Vocals (Relevant Few)
Magnus Häggman - Drums
Abandon's MySpace Page
Abandon's Official Website
This Release contains all of their albums except the demo from 2000 "Unfinished Blasphemy"
Dark Days Ahead (Demo-1998) @192 kbps
When It All Falls Apart (Full-Length 2001) @128 kbps
In Reality We Suffer (Full-Length 2004) @320 kbps
The Dead End (Full-Length 2009) @192 kbps
I Hope that you guys and gals enjoy this baby...[font="Arial Black"]PLEASE SEED TO YOU BLEED!![/font]
R.I.P. Johan Karlsson-You will be surely and deeply missed